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95BRMW

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PostSubject: I didn't plan on this one   Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:51 am

On my way to a swap meet in north east CT last weekend my GPS took me some crazy back road route to the track it was being held at.  Down one of these side streets I ran into this thing with a for sale sign on it, and at a price I couldn't turn down.  She's a New England rust bucket but it's the right color combo and a slick top!  Needless to say, cash was handed over, AAA called and another car I don't have room for came home.

This one's a 1994 R1P car (coach builder) with a 2.93 axle, 166,xxx miles, medium garnet red over dark red interior.   Came with no brakes (besides a parking brake, which is one of only a few I have ever seen work).

So far I have replaced every inch of brake lines on it and picked up some eBay white walls for it.  Need to find some emblems for it and fix some minor issues (like a swiss cheese frame LOL).  Next up is to replace a bad O2 sensor, acquire embems, and flush the heater core.


As I found it




You might be from the north east if this doesn't bother you:




After a pressure washing and a scrub





White walls on
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PostSubject: Re: I didn't plan on this one   Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:17 am

Nice transformation.
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PostSubject: Re: I didn't plan on this one   Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:43 am

Dave

Got the link for those tires? Are they 235 70 R15?

I don't head down south till the 1st of the year. Give me a list of badges etc.

Tom
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PostSubject: Re: I didn't plan on this one   Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:09 am

Yep, looks just like every other heartbreaking rusty B and D I've had. Man, I hate road salt.
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PostSubject: Re: I didn't plan on this one   Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:44 pm

That's not rust....its patina affraid

Bill
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PostSubject: Re: I didn't plan on this one   Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:49 am

Good save! That one looked like it was close to being junk yard bound.
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PostSubject: Re: I didn't plan on this one   Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:51 am

Do you have a mig welder and plan on doing the frame repair yourself? My 78 Coupe De Ville has similar damage, and I plan on buying a welder and learning how to use it in the spring.
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PostSubject: Re: I didn't plan on this one   Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:41 am

looks decent. Never seen the little trunk rack on a fleetwood before.
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PostSubject: Re: I didn't plan on this one   Sat Dec 03, 2016 7:37 am

Now is the time to fill the frame with expanding foam

and sell the honda,...
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PostSubject: Re: I didn't plan on this one   Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:18 am

convert2diesel wrote:
That's not rust....its patina affraid

Bill

Too bad you can see the patina from the backside of the metal.
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PostSubject: Re: I didn't plan on this one   Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:20 pm

silverfox103 wrote:
Dave

Got the link for those tires?  Are they 235 70 R15?

I don't head down south till the 1st of the year.  Give me a list of badges etc.

Tom

The tires are big, 235/75/15.  I actually had problems getting them on the rear of the car.  I think the axle is shifted towards the driver's side as I had to let the air out of that one to get it past the quarter panel  Shocked

These are the ones I bought
http://www.ebay.com/itm/252604624853?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Got the badges this past weekend.  Turns out everything off a similar year Deville is identical except the trunk cover.  I got that off an earlier brougham.



jayoldschool wrote:
Yep, looks just like every other heartbreaking rusty B and D I've had.  Man, I hate road salt.
We all do, very much.

convert2diesel wrote:
That's not rust....its patina affraid

Bill

Yeah, I'll go with that  Razz


Mark 96 Roady wrote:
Do you have a mig welder and plan on doing the frame repair yourself? My 78 Coupe De Ville has similar damage, and I plan on buying a welder and learning how to use it in the spring.
Yes, I bought a gas mig setup from harbor freight to learn on.  My 75 Impala has a rotted frame that needs fixing and this Caddy will make for good practice before I tackle that rotted mess.

jasonlachapelle wrote:
looks decent.  Never seen the little trunk rack on a fleetwood before.
Me neither, a friend has one on a Roadmaster sedan that's very similar to this

phantom 309 wrote:
Now is the time to fill the frame with expanding foam

and sell the honda,...

You mean like Chrysler did to my magnum?  Lol
The Honda isn't mine to sell, I wouldn't be caught dead in that thing.
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PostSubject: Re: I didn't plan on this one   Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:43 pm

95BRMW wrote:
silverfox103 wrote:
Dave

Got the link for those tires?  Are they 235 70 R15?

I don't head down south till the 1st of the year.  Give me a list of badges etc.

Tom

The tires are big, 235/75/15.  I actually had problems getting them on the rear of the car.  I think the axle is shifted towards the driver's side as I had to let the air out of that one to get it past the quarter panel  Shocked

These are the ones I bought
http://www.ebay.com/itm/252604624853?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT


I put a set of those tires on my 1977 Monte Carlo and have been happy with them!
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